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Hong Kong Dragon’s Back IPA

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Haus der 131 Biere
Brewed at Brouwerij Strubbe

Style: Brown Ale
Hamburg, Germany

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Haus der 131 Biere beer.
Fruity, hoppy ale, and not so much pale in the glass as blushing or bronze. Unlike the traditional ale, the Dragon’s Back is light carbonated and so it is also very drinkable for not the real ale-fans. Dragon’s Back-India ale is sold exclusively to all Delaney’s Irish Pubs in Hong Kong. The newest idea is to bring it completely uncarbonated on the market to fit the taste of the real hardcore ale fans. Even with it’s heavy mouth-feeling, the alcohol content is only a little bit higher than usual, about 5.2% Vol.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, yellow apples and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet caramel with some yellow apples and nuts. Medium body, average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
0,33 l bottle from CITTI Markt. ABV is 5,2%. Labeled as Dragon’s Back IPA. Hazy mahogany body with a fingerthick light brown head. Dried fruits, caramel malts, scented eraser and wooden notes on the nose. Caramalty sweetness and a grassy bitterness. Medium bodied. Smooth to drink.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Idiosynkrasie (3798) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
330ml bottle [as "Dragon’s Back IPA]. Rather dubious country tick - so what. Clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Sweet aroma with hints of molasses, liquorice, artifical cherry or raspberry ’Laffy Taffy’ (or ’Maoam’). Taste is artificially sweet, artificial cherry and/or raspberry flavours again. Strange.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
The story around his ale is actually better than the beer itself. Anyway it was a really nice brown ale. Not an IPA as the label says. Once upon a time Monika was in Germany with her dogs again, and off course she had to do some beer shopping for me. By a coincidence I did see that some other lads had bought a beer from Hong Kong at a grocery store close to where she camped. So……
Well she found them and I was happy. A whole crate actually. Yeah I could trade a lot with these. My good pal Terje should off course get one. And when we sat down in his space rocket we discovered that it was an IPA, not the expected pale shait. Ahhhh damned we could not drink it that day and I wanted to taste it as well. Okey so he kept it in his closet at work. Well we thought we could share it quite soon…….due to a wild bicycle race, Ullevål Hospital and other small events….it stayed in that WARM closet for almost 1,5 year. Should we ever manage to kill this one? Off course we are proper gentleman and do not waste beer. Well it was a thick, so….well at last the moment arrived. On a bus, in a plastic cup, on our way to a beer festival, surrounded by a whole lot of football hooligans. Mama mia. Well the bald football fans are actually my friends and probably the kindest football and beer lovers in the known universe. The Hong Kong IPA turned out to be a fine brown ale, and the storing in Terjes closet at work had not killed it at all. BB was passed 8 months ago. But we survived. Maybe the plastic cups from Østfold Hospital had some antibiotics that helped us. Who knows, but I will always remember this one. Cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1119) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
It’s finally time to put this poor bottle out of it’s misery. It’s been staying in a cupboard in my office for more than a year, experiencing highly varying temperatures ranging from 18 to 27ºC. Let’s see how the impropriate storing has influenced this beer. The aroma is moderate and mainly malty and nutty, with notes of pale malts, grain, bakers yeast and dark dried fruits. There are some hoppy notes as well, but they are much weaker than what an IPA should provide. Moderate flavour that also is mainly caramel malty, with additional dark dried fruits, faint metal and hints of orange marmalade (yay, some IPA-ish traces!). Moderate to light sweet and light to moderate bitter taste. Light to medium body, a bit watery texture and quite dry. Not too bad.
[33 cl bottle as Hong Kong Dragons Back IPA, shared with Cunningham and some football hooligans on the bus to Haand ølfestival 2014, enjoyed 8 months after BB date, courtesy of Cunningham

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Tayeth (224) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Dunkelbraune Farbe, Geruch metallisch, leicht dumpf und muffig. Geschmack dann wässrig und metallisch. Hopfenaroma nicht vorhanden, keine Bittere. Könnte auch aromatisiertes Wasser sein. Dafür, dass IPA drauf steht, ist gar nichts vom Hopfen drin. Mies!

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gueuze (356) - - APR 9, 2014
Schwarze Farbe, geruch nach Metall, Muff. Wässrig. Da ist auch nicht mehr viel, kaum bitter. IPA? Naja, eher alt. Hatte wohl langen Seeweg.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2183) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
08.03.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Thanks to abemorsten for the trade. New country, first ever from Hong Kong!! Black colour with dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish dark malts. Rather mild with good malt flavours. Low on bitterness. sweet with kind of ligth mouthfeel. At the end its just more malt sweetness and no bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
330ml Flasche. Braune Farbe, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht röstig, Citrus. Geschmack bittersüß, wässrig im Abgang, daher süffig.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (445) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 The label on the bottle says Hong Kong Dragons Back IPA, but surprisingly this neither tastes or looks like any IPA I have ever tried. The appearance is dark brown, almost black with a creamy tan head. Well carbonated but overly sweet and very low on bitterness and hops. It’s quite okay however, ranks amongst the best beers I have tried from far east Asia. It’s certainly better than most of the typical low ABV Asian macro adjunct lagers, and it’s relatively cheap. But with that said this beer is not something I’m likely going to buy again, as these are only sold by the box (24x) here in Sweden, and it probably doesn’t get better with age.


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